Archive for June, 2010
It turns out that Mark Frauenfelder gave the Useless Machine to Stephen Colbert. He had fun showing it to DEVO.
I’m hoping Stephen makes room for it on the shelf next to his photo of House!
The full story can be found at the NoFactZone
If you thought the Lego Useless Machine was cool, then check this out: Clayton Boyer has come up with this incredible design for a wooden clockwork Useless Machine. $40 will get you a complete set of plans.
When your cat gets bored of the laser pointer…
Via Make Online
@StephenAtHome: so tired. i stayed up all night trying to get mark frauenfelder’s machine to stay on. but it was worth it. I think I almost have it
Here’s the episode of The Colbert Report where Stephen interviews Mark Frauenfelder and operates the Useless Machine. Mark built his machine using my plans that were published in Make Magazine. Stephen was so taken with the machine that Mark gave it to him.